MANALAPAN, NJ - It’s that dreaded time of the year – tax time! Help is on hand at the Monmouth County Library.

Once again, free income tax preparation will be provided by AARP volunteers at the Library Headquarters in Manalapan, the Eastern Branch Library in Shrewsbury, and the Wall Township branch of the Monmouth County Library. This service is available for low-and middle-income taxpayers with simple returns.

Preparations will be done in a first-come, first-serve basis. You do not have to be a senior citizen to have your tax return done by the AARP. Please bring last year's tax returns with you. 

Please note: All taxpayers must be present when their tax return is prepared.  If filing a joint return, both taxpayers must be present.  Please bring social security cards or comparable documentation for you (and spouse and all dependents if applicable.)

AARP Tax Assistance will be offered at the following branches:

 

Eastern Branch
1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury 07702
Begins Wednesday, Feb. 1
Ends Saturday, April 14

Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays  9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Thursdays  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays  9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
There will be no tax assistance on Tuesdays or Sundays.

 

Wall Township Library
2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township 07719
Begins Monday, Feb. 13
Ends Friday, Feb. 13

Hours:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays  1 p.m.  - 4 p.m.

 

Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan 07726
Begins Thursday, Feb. 23
Ends Thursday, April 12

Hours:
Mondays and Thursdays  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  (Building opens at 8:30 am)
Tuesday evenings  6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

These hours are approximate. Depending on the volume of clients, the tax assistants may stop taking new clients an hour or more before the end time listed.  Tax assistance will not be offered when the library is closed (for example, the Presidents Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 20 or during any storm closures).

Call the AARP for more information on this program at 888-687-2277.

In order to avoid the typically longer waiting times in February and April, consider having your tax return prepared in March.

In addition, residents can find a selection of paper tax forms at most Monmouth County Library branches. Please call your branch before you visit to make sure the document you need is there.  

For more information on Library services and programs, please visit the Monmouth County Library webpage at www.monmouthcountylib.org